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    Question about Drop Shadows?

    Is there a standard drop shadow setting that I should be using, or do you all sort of come up with your own, and use what you like?
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    I adjst the standard.
    Usually I reduce it to 45%, then 3,2,2 in the other options.
    Um, in Photoshop. Not sure how that translates to PSP!

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    Hmmm.......Doesn't sound the same, but THANK you for answering.
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    I vary the look of my drop shadows, to suit the comp.

    I also create my own drop shadows. I've created a video tutorial which you can see in my blog

    Hope it helps. Just a warning, it might make you feel ill looking at it, as I recorded with a new function - lol! Talk about being sea sick
    my blog : scrappity blog

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    There are no standards. Drop shadows should just be realistic. No huge depth for a piece of paper laying on the base, and not really shallow shadow for something that's hugely bulky.

    I happen to use Traci Murphy's drop shadow actions (avaialble at funkyplaygrounddesigns) as a starting point, and adjust them as I see need on a particular object. I often use ones that aren't named for that particular action because I like how it makes the element look. I like to use her actions because it saves me a lot of time.

    But there are great tutorials out there for learning how to do drop shadows on your own, depending on what program you use.
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    Thanks so much for all your advice....
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